April 24: Founder's Day
Happy Birthday, Robert B. Thomas!
Born on the 24th of April, 1766, Mr. Thomas founded The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Today, this humble book celebrates its 225th year with the 2017 edition!
Many thanks to all our readers for their support over the years—and generations.
Sincerely, your Almanac Editors
The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on April 24, 1766. He founded The Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1792, when George Washington was president. Here’s a small glimpse into the man and his time.
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build...
5 Birthday Cake Recipes From Scratch! What makes birthday cakes so magical—both for the young and young at heart? Dedicated and sung over, with icing and candles and secret wishes, birthday cakes have actually been around since ancient times. Here are five birthday cake recipes—each worth a chorus of ooohs and aaahs.